WorldCat Identities

Bosker, Gideon

Overview
Works: 61 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 6,499 library holdings
Genres: History  Caricatures and cartoons  Fiction  Pictorial works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Other, Photographer
Classifications: GB454.B3, 910.9146
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gideon Bosker
The beach : the history of paradise on earth by Lena Lenček( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors "chart the evolution of the seaside from a wasteland at the margins of civilization--when 'exotic' meant remote and terrifying--to its present role as a staging ground for escape and recreation."--Jacket
Fabulous fabrics of the 50s : (and other terrific textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s) by Gideon Bosker( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this nostalgia-packed celebration of textile design during its riotous midcentury years, over 170 striking full-color photographs accompanied by a lively text and detailed captions document the bold new patterns and unprecedented color combinations that had taken over American décor. ... Organized by pattern-type into ten chapters, Fabulous Fabrics also covers the floral prints and Hollywood-inspired satins of the 30s and the vivid tropical and nautical designs of the 40s."--Publisher description
Making waves : swimsuits and the undressing of America by Lena Lenček( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revealing story of how skin went public in America. The swimsuit--more than any other type of clothing--is an item of fantasy and a challenge to daring fashion designers. Making Waves explores every aspect of the design and manufacture of swimwear and delves into the psychological and social roots of swimsuit styles and their appeal. Illustrated with over a hundred photographs, lithographs and drawings, this book chronicles the evolution of swimsuits from the nineteenth century to the present day. The contemporary and historical illustrations include provocative swimwear advertisements featuring the sexy physiques of Hollywood stars Marilyn Monroe, James Garner and Ronald Reagan; swimsuit pinups by Alberto Varga and George Petty; and, collected in a book for the first time, a selection of swimsuit photographs from Sports Illustrated's annual tribute to the female form.--From publisher description
Pills that work, pills that don't : demanding and getting the best and safest medications for you and your family by Gideon Bosker( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine is the best laughter( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects more than two hundred cartoons related to medicine--physical and mental--by a variety of cartoonists and satirists, arranged according to themes
Off the wall : wonderful wall coverings of the twentieth century by Lena Lenček( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Off the Wall is a visual survey of wallpapers of the past one hundred years, from gentle florals to exotic travel themes to merry nursery rhyme murals to Op art fantasias. Discerning text and captions complement more than 100 stunning reproductions of classic and unique wallpapers, many selected from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. This nostalgia-packed tribute to wall adornment celebrates a mainstay of the American home that has achieved its rightful place within the ranks of high art."--Jacket
Great shakes : salts and peppers for all tastes by Gideon Bosker( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sail away : stories of escaping to sea by Lena Lenček( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects twenty-one short stories and narratives about traveling on the sea, from sailing to surfing
Geriatric emergency medicine( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehospital emergency pharmacology by Bryan E Bledsoe( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60-second EMT : rapid BLS/ALS assessment, diagnosis & triage by Gideon Bosker( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escape : stories of getting away( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frozen music : a history of Portland architecture by Gideon Bosker( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmatecture : minimizing medications to maximize results by Gideon Bosker( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beaches by Lena Lenček( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach : stories by the sand and sea by Lena Lenček( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. D. Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," John Cheever's "Goodbye, My Brother," Doris Lessing's "Through the Tunnel": These and dozens of other beloved stories share the beach as their setting. In fact, it is remarkable how many of the finest writers have set stories and novels in whole or in part at the beach -- and how often they use this locale to explore the great themes of love, loss, death, family, and redemption. Beach brings together, for the first time, the very best of this literary tradition, including stories, novel excerpts, and narrative nonfiction
Geriatric emergencies by George R Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patio daddy-o : 50s recipes with a 90s twist( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freak show : sideshow banner art by Carl Hammer( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bearded ladies, two-headed boys, an alligator-skinned man ... these were the kinds of "freaks" featured in sideshows of travelling fairs and circuses from the late eighteenth century through the fifties, and the large, brazen banners that advertised their charms were as colorful and intriguing as the attractions themselves. Freak Show celebrates the art of the sideshow with a wonderful collection of over fifty authentic banners. Sword Swallower! Priscilla, the Monkey Girl! Woman Changing to Stone! Each banner promised incredible feats or extraordinary deformities, each more outrageous than the last. It didn't seem to matter whether these acts were real or orchestrated, just as long as they drew in the crowds."--Jacket
Ekiben : the art of the Japanese box lunch by Junichi Kamekura( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beach : the history of paradise on earth
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Fabulous fabrics of the 50s : (and other terrific textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s)Pills that work, pills that don't : demanding and getting the best and safest medications for you and your familyMedicine is the best laughterOff the wall : wonderful wall coverings of the twentieth centurySail away : stories of escaping to seaThe 60-second EMT : rapid BLS/ALS assessment, diagnosis & triageEscape : stories of getting awayFrozen music : a history of Portland architecture